By teaching kids an easy skill of starting vegetable or herb seeds indoors, you will get to watch the excitement on the child’s face as they nurture the seeds and then watch the plants grow from them. Fun with kids DIY Gardening kit: Easy Lemon Seed Starter Kit. This is an easy way to get a head start on growing plants this summer. This example of a DIY gardening kit is easy to do at home and you start the seeds in used lemon peels.
Starting seeds indoors in lemon peels provides a way to transplant the seeds to the ground in a compostable lemon peel rind. This is a fun and enjoyable way to get the kids involved in spring gardening.
- 1 LARGE Egg carton
- Potting Soil
- 12 half lemon rinds
- Mini bamboo Sticks
- Pen Seeds
- Mini Shovel/Spoon
DIY Lemon Seed Starter
-During the week, collect your lemon rinds (or lime/orange rinds work too) and keep them submerged in water in the refrigerator to prevent them from rotting. Once you’ve collected the sufficient amount of rinds you’re ready to start your project.
-Cut the top and closing flap off of your egg carton leaving only the bottom egg cells.
-Insert one 1⁄2 lemon (lime/orange) rind into each egg cell of the carton. They should fit nice and snug.
-Fill each rind with a good helping of potting mix.
-Write the names of the plants on the mini bamboo sticks.
-Put in your seeds, top with extra soil and water.
-Insert the bamboo sticks into their designated areas.
-Put your Seed Starter Kit near a light source to allow it to grow until your garden is ready to receive the plants.
-When you’re ready to move your seedlings outdoors, simply plant directly into the ground, the rind will naturally decompose.
Don't forget to water them regularly!
Fun with Kids: Easy DIY Gardening Lemon Seed Starter Kit
Collect your lemon rinds (orange or lime rind peels would also work) and other needed materials.
Keep the rinds submerged in water in the refrigerator until you are ready to use them, Once you have collected a sufficient number of rinds, yo are ready to begin the project.
Prepare the egg carton by cutting the top and closing flap off of your egg carton leaving only the bottom egg cells.
Insert one 1⁄2 lemon (lime/orange) rind into each egg cell of the carton. They should fit nice and snug.
Write the names of the plants on the mini bamboo sticks.
Fill each rind with a good helping of potting mix.
Put in your seeds, top with extra soil and water and insert the bamboo sticks into their designated areas.